Civil War Week Going on Now at the Ruidoso Public Library

The Civil War years will come to life this month at the Ruidoso Public Library through Nov. 17.

The events began last Saturday when Civil War historian Walter Pittman gave a lecture on the Territory of New Mexico during the 1860s war. Then classic movies set during the War Between the State will be featured. “Gone with the Wind” will be shown at the library from noon until 4 p.m. Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the feature will be “Gettysburg,” from noon until 6 p.m. The movie “Glory” will be shown from noon until 2 p.m. Nov. 16.

Also in the mix will be “The Humor of Abraham Lincoln,” presented by Corey Bard, the library’s director. That will be offered from 11 a.m. until noon. Nov. 15.

Civil War Week will conclude on Nov. 17, with a lecture by Dwight Pitcaithley, an NMSU history professor. The topic from 11 a.m. to noon will be the Lincoln/Douglas Debates. Pitcaithley is a former historian for the National Park Service.

For more information, click here for the Ruidoso Public Library Calendar.